Solar-powered airtight Pond House can be heated with a hairdryer
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Inspired by the local vernacular, the 110-square-meter Pond House comprises a cluster of interconnected timber structures carefully angled to optimize passive solar conditions. Rough-sawn untreated Siberian larch clads all of the structures, including the roof, which also features fully integrated solar thermal and photovoltaic panels. The house derives its name from the small pond that forms the focal point of the rear garden. Rainwater is collected, treated, and reused as irrigation or is slowly...